I’ll be away in Devon on exercis for a few weeks. I will continue to blog from my iPhone but most army camps have rubbish reception and I don’t know how successful my attempts to upload pictures and notes will be.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
What an exciting evening I’ve had. It’s been raining here in Catterick (and pretty much the rest of the country) since Sunday. Our local motorway, the A1(M) is closed due to flooding. Any way I set off for Knaresborough, and a Hash, via the back roads through places like Masham (pronounced Maz -ham) and Ripon. The River Ure is overflowing it’s banks and I had to explore the amphibious qualities of the Suzuki Grand Vitara – very good if your asking.
The Hash was a bit of a wash out as the hare couldn’t lay a trail without it being washed a way – we just ran from one spot to another for an hour or so in the rain.
The journey home was almost uneventful. I had to make a couple of diversions due to roads being closed but the route eventually went on was large puddles rather than fording rivers – until I was withing a few miles of home. I was climbing what seemed like a bloody great mountain coming into Scotton when it plateaued out.. There seemed to be a little surface water so i slowly an confidently drove through it. It got deeper and deeper. The lights went out and the car lost power. Fortunately the bow wave subsided and the power came back and I was able to make progress – more slowly.
Back to the mundane. It’s raining cats and dogs. Unfortunately I needed to clean the car out in preparation for a long trip I’m going on later this week. Our charming Postlady came by to deliver a parcel and I got her to take a couple of snaps of me.
Spent the evening at ‘Jack Tar Hotel’. Much gratitude to them. Awoke with a bit of a hangover and had a diet breaking bacon bap mmmm. Then JT drove us to the ‘Old Dolpin Inn’ on the outskirts of Bradford to RV with the Yorkshire Hash. Nothing like a fresh winters morning and lungs full bracing cold air to really confirm that you have a hangover.
A good circle in the pub after.
Yorkshire H3 have a ‘shite’ raffle after their circles. I won this rather fetching duster.
On the way home we stopped off for a final sober farewell to Knicker Elastic. Note Jack Tar’s kilted t-shirt.
I had a great evening out in Knaresborough. Started with a farewell do for Knicker Elastic from the Harrogate Hash who is going back to Australia and then various pubs in Knaresborough with a variety of beers and live bands. Ended with a diet breaking fish supper.
Took the Harley to be MOT’d this morning. It was cold and wet. I went leathered up. This afternoon I went into Richmond to collect some KTKC name cards.
I also spoke to a number of people including the gentleman in the photo who is from some French islands somewhere exotic and had never seen or heard of the kilt before.
Another day doing medals. I popped out this morning to get my car MOT’d ran home and then walked back to the garage later to pick it up. Explained the KTKC concept to the guys at the garage and was well recieved.